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Old 17-05-2018, 01:34 AM   #1
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Dear fellow tattoo artists & community members,

I had a dragon tattoo done on my right leg quite a few years ago now (5-6 years to be precise) with the intention to add to it. I'd give the tattoo a rating of about 6.5/10 in terms of how happy I am with it and I'm looking for a talented artist to help bring it to life for me.

I have had my brother-in-law, who is an artist (not tattooist), help design what I'm after, see drawing below. From the drawing, the dragon in the middle basically represents the dragon on my leg and the surrounding art is what I will need adding on my leg. I'm willing to go much higher up my leg to achieve this, probably up to about mid-thigh, almost like a sleeve, so it is a big job.

My theme is based around my favorite Anime (Berserk - if you're familiar with it) and I will need an artist with either Japanese art experience or someone with the confidence and experience to deliver this type of detail - money is of no object, I really want to have an amazing Japanese anime leg sleeve and make this very average tattoo that I'm not really that happy with, an amazing tattoo that will blow me away and make me smile every time I look at it.

Please see images showing my current dragon tattoo along with a rough idea of the design I would like incorporated as a leg sleeve going all around the leg.

Please can somebody help or recommend some talented artists that would be interested in such work?

Thank you all very much and excited to see the responses.

Kev

PS. Sorry about pics, the thread seems to have rotated them but hopefully gives you a rough idea.
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Old 17-05-2018, 02:16 AM   #2
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I've wanted a Zodd tattoo for some time now man, pretty much that same angle and everything, I super endorse that tattoo haha. Side note, shouldn't Casca have short hair if it's Golden Age Casca?

I really like Simon K Bell on instagram if you are looking for a true-to-the-anime style tattoo. If you are looking for an artist's personal drawing of it, then I think Isnard Barbosa would definitely kill this plus I think his red/blue color pallete would really work with what you have already. I'm just unsure on what he thinks about coverups, although he seems like a really nice guy.

I don't think Simon could rework the dragon, but you could always add the anime tat and then rework the dragon with a different artist at a later time.

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Old 31-05-2018, 11:56 AM   #3
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I've wanted a Zodd tattoo for some time now man, pretty much that same angle and everything, I super endorse that tattoo haha. Side note, shouldn't Casca have short hair if it's Golden Age Casca?

I really like Simon K Bell on instagram if you are looking for a true-to-the-anime style tattoo. If you are looking for an artist's personal drawing of it, then I think Isnard Barbosa would definitely kill this plus I think his red/blue color pallete would really work with what you have already. I'm just unsure on what he thinks about coverups, although he seems like a really nice guy.

I don't think Simon could rework the dragon, but you could always add the anime tat and then rework the dragon with a different artist at a later time.

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Hi Sushi,

Thank you for taking the time to reply

Yes Casca has short hair but I kind of wanted it to represent my wife to a certain degree though proper Berserk fans, like yourself would recognise she normally has short hair (shhhhhh)

I've checked out both those artists that you mentioned and they do look very good but the only issue is distance. I am of course prepared to travel but Dublin is a plane trip away for me and Liverpool is about 7 hours away so it's a little too far annoyingly.

Do you or anyone else on this forum know of any good artists in the South or South East of England that can help - I should have probably mentioned location in my original post

The main counties that would better suit me are London, Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire.

Would be very grateful if anyone has any recommendations

Thanks all and thanks again Sushi.
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Old 31-05-2018, 12:33 PM   #4
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If money is no object you should be able to travel a bit. Creative Vandals in Hull is worth a look:

https://www.instagram.com/creativevandals

Also Jordan Baker, based in Kent:

https://www.instagram.com/thebakery

Leah Moule might take you on:

https://www.instagram.com/leahmoule

Craig Measures, Oxford:

https://www.instagram.com/craigmeasures

Jairo Carmona, London:

https://www.instagram.com/jairocarmona

Or have a flick through here:

https://www.instagram.com/animemasterink
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If money is no object you should be able to travel a bit. Creative Vandals in Hull is worth a look:

https://www.instagram.com/creativevandals

Also Jordan Baker, based in Kent:

https://www.instagram.com/thebakery

Leah Moule might take you on:

https://www.instagram.com/leahmoule

Craig Measures, Oxford:

https://www.instagram.com/craigmeasures

Jairo Carmona, London:

https://www.instagram.com/jairocarmona

Or have a flick through here:

https://www.instagram.com/animemasterink

Hey man,

Thanks a lot for your quick response.

I really like the work by Jordan Baker, I will enquire to see if he can help.

Thanks again and if anyone else has anymore recommendations please keep the posts coming!

Cheers,
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If you contact anyone shave your arm, then take good quality photos of the existing dragon.
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Yes Casca has short hair but I kind of wanted it to represent my wife to a certain degree though proper Berserk fans, like yourself would recognise she normally has short hair (shhhhhh)
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Well you could just say it's Casca post Golden Age, since her hair grows out anyway
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